What is egghead?
egghead.io is a community where web developers learn from each other through short lessons and courses teaching the tools of our trade.
Our instructors hail from every continent but Antartica. (That’s next.) egghead instructors are platform-agnostic, learning-enthusiastic, and badass by definition, however they define it.
egghead was created by a small team of web developers who know how essential it is to keep learning. There’s always a new tool or framework to figure out. We made egghead so the experts—that is, anyone with a skill—can create a lesson to share their knowledge with people who need it.
Have 10 spare minutes? You can learn a skill.
Have a skill? You can be an instructor (and get paid for it).
What are lessons like?
egghead lessons are bite-sized, practice-ready video tutorials for busy web developers.
Every egghead lesson consists of a single screencast that’s 1–10 minutes long. You’ll record your screen as you talk through a code example, just like you’re explaining how you solved a problem to a coworker. The goal of each lesson is to give learners a specific piece of knowledge they can use right away.
There’s an art to teaching concepts as an egghead instructor, but you don’t need to be nervous. Or shy. Just be yourself, no matter who you are or what your lesson is about. Just be sure to edit out the “umm”s and “uhh”s.
What makes egghead different?
We believe variety is the spice of learning. No two people learn the same way, so no one person can be the de facto teacher of anything. You’ll find two, sometimes three egghead lessons covering the very same topic. If one lesson doesn’t offer a breakthrough moment for a learner, we bet another will.
So if your dream topic is already taken, it’s not taken at all. Go ahead, press record, and share what you know from your perspective.
Who should be an instructor?
You should be an instructor. Here’s why.
How do I get started?
If we sent you an invitation, we’re so glad you’re learning more. If you haven’t accepted yet, sign up right here right now. After you finish reading this guide and know egghead style like the back of your hand, you’ll record a 30-second lesson snippet that we’ll help you shape into your first published lesson.
If we haven’t sent you an invitation, we’re equally glad to see you. You can audition by recording a 30-second lesson snippet. (No pressure, deep breath.) Read through this guide, hit record, and introduce us to your skills and way of doing things.
No more questions?
Great! We have more answers anyway.